The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States has just turned on two new supercomputers that will deliver a major upgrade to the US Global Forecast System and help with the launch of a new hurricane forecast model. The boost in computing power will help the US deliver detailed weather forecasts further in advance, which can have economic benefits as well as safety benefits. "Accurate weather and climate predictions are critical to informing public safety, supporting local economies, and addressing the threat of climate change," said US secretary of commerce Gina Raimondo.

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